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Clerkship Application Dates

@Applications close 7 August 2015 / 12:00pm /

Interested in applying for clerkships?

Attached is a document outlining the dates of the Vacation Clerk & Graduate process for this year. Most of the big firms will follow these dates, as will a few of the smaller ones.

However, it’s best to check the websites of firms you’re interested in as to whether they follow these dates. You can also check out our firm directory for this information:

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Blackstone Clerkship Application Workshops

@UWA Moot Court and Business & Economics Conference Room / 1:00pm / 29 July 2015

Workshops UWA

Blackstone invites you to:

1) Squire Patton Boggs COVER LETTER Writing Workshop
Wednesday 29 July, 1-1.50pm, Moot Court (bring your cover letter).

2) King & Wood Mallesons RESUME Writing Workshop
Thursday 30 July, 1-1.50pm, Moot Court (bring your resume).

3) Herbert Smith Freehills INTERVIEW TECHNIQUES Workshop
Monday 3 August, 1-1.50pm, Business and Economics Conference Room.

4) Ashurst CLERKSHIP DO’S AND DON’T’S Workshop
Tuesday 4 August, 1-1.50pm, Business and Economics Conference Room (three flights above law school reception).

The Blackstone clerkship application workshops are designed to improve your clerkship applications and put you in the best position possible to secure a clerkship.

The seminars will be interactive, you will meet people from the firms and there will be numerous opportunities to get personal feedback.

Clerkship applications are open from 20 July to 7 August.

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UWA Careers Centre Employer Seminars

@Various lecture theatres in UWA / 1:00pm /

Give yourself an advantage in your job application.  Attend the UWA Careers Centre employer seminars during August.  All students from all years and degrees are encouraged to attend.

1) EY Careers Seminar – Selection Process – What do employers want?

Come and hear from EY as we run you through what employers look for in your CV, application forms, interviews, group activities etc. Tips will also be given as to what you can get involved in whilst at university to increase your employability. There will also be plenty of time at the end of the presentation to ask questions.

Students from any year or degree interested in a professional services career should attend this seminar.

Bookings on CareerHub here

Venue: Tattersall Lecture Theatre
Date: Tue, 04 Aug 2015 at 1pm


2) KPMG Careers Seminar – Graduate Employability and Commercial Awareness

It is not essential to have a business degree to work in the commercial world.  It is important to have commercial awareness.
KPMG will give you an understanding of what it is, why it is important when applying for jobs and how you can improve it.

Students studying non-Business degrees interested in working in the commercial world and Business students interested in how to demonstrate their commercial awareness in the job application process should attend.

Bookings on CareerHub here

Venue: Social Sciences Lecture Room 1
Date: Thu, 06 Aug 2015 at 1pm


3) PwC Careers Seminar – Ace your video interview!

Employers are using video interviews to screen candidates.  PwC will give you hints and tips to ace your video interview.

What is a video interview, at what stage of the recruitment process would you normally complete a video interview, what can you expect when
conducting a video interview and how can you best prepare.

Students from all degree backgrounds applying for vacation and graduate programs should attend.

Venue : Social Sciences Lecture Room 1
Date: Wed, 12 Aug 2015 at 1pm

Book on CareerHub here


4) Communications Council Careers Seminar

Writing a resume for the creative communications industry needs to be tackled differently. This workshop provides a unique insight into the industry delivering surveyed statics what they read, what interests them and the overall goal of a resume – getting an interview.

Students studying Marketing, Communications, Arts and other creative disciplines should attend.

Venue: Arts Lecture Room 5

Date:  Mon, 17 August at 1pm.

Book on CareerHub here


5) Mid-tier Accounting Panel 

Ten employers in one presentation!  Ten Perth based mid-tier Accounting firms will present the service line opportunities available and give you an understanding of what it is like to work in a mid-tier Accounting firm.

Venue:  EY Lecture Theatre

Date:  Tues, 18 August at 1pm

Book on CareerHub here


Further enquiries to:

Career Opportunities

Casual Employment with the ATO

Applications Close /   Uploaded4 July 2015

The ATO invites motivated, enthusiastic, high performing students undertaking tertiary study at Bachelor level or above to register their interest in casual employment with the ATO.

This employment opportunity in a professional organisation has been purposely designed to support study commitments.   Work will be during normal business hours and may be available for one to two days per week and during semester breaks.  Available work may include research, administration, and support roles across a variety of disciplines which match a student’s chosen field of study.  We encourage students studying Business, Commerce, Law, Design, Economics, Project Management, Information Technology, Marketing or Statistics to apply.

The casual hourly rate = $31.86

Interested students can register by accessing the ATO Temporary Employment Register<>. It is important to note that students will need to be an Australian citizen and be willing to undergo an Australian Federal Police Check to apply.

HKT LEGAL – Voluntary Paralegal/Law Clerk

Applications Close /   Uploaded29 July 2015

We are an established boutique Commercial and Litigation firm in the CBD. We are seeking a final year law student to assist us in a paralegal/law clerk capacity until December 2015.

The role is voluntary but is a great opportunity for a final year law student to gain practical legal experience. In the event other legal positions become available within the Firm, preferential consideration will be given to the successful applicant.

If this opportunity is of interest to you, please email your academic transcript, CV and cover letter to:

Karolina Rzymkowska

Senior Associate

HKT Legal

Work as a Mediator

Applications Close 28 August 2015 /   Uploaded31 July 2015

Have you ever thought about working as a mediator?

Workplace Conflict Resolution is looking to hire a law school graduate who is willing to gain National Accreditation to work as a consultant Mediator.

If interested, send your resume and academic transcript with your expression of interest.

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Aurora Internship

Applications Close 28 August 2015 /   Uploaded31 July 2015

The Aurora Internship Program continues to place law, anthropology and other social science (namely archaeology, cultural heritage, environmental management, human geography, history and sociology) students and graduates from Australian universities at Native Title Representative Bodies (NTRBs), Prescribed Bodies Corporates (PBCs) and at other organisations involved in policy development, research and social justice, all working to support the broader Indigenous sector Australia-wide. The Program introduces candidates to career opportunities in native title and the Indigenous sector and at the same time provides assistance to under-resourced and over-worked organisations.

The on-line application period for the summer 2015/16 round of internships is from Monday 3rd August through Friday 28th August 2015.  Applications and more information about the Program can be accessed via the Aurora website at

Please see attached for more details.

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Volunteer at the Employment Law Centre of WA

Applications Close 28 August 2015 /   Uploaded4 August 2015

The Employment Law Centre of WA is seeking highly motivated second or penultimate year law student volunteers to join its team.

Please see the attached for more details:

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Part time position at Smith Leonard Fahey Lawyers

Applications Close 21 August 2015 /   Uploaded10 August 2015

Wanted:  second to third year law student to work 2-3 days a week

Smith Leonard Fahey Lawyers is a national law firm specialising in commercial litigation. Our Perth office is looking for a law student to work part-time performing legal administration duties and research tasks.  The position will initially be voluntary, but will be a great opportunity to gain practical legal experience with the prospect of a paid part-time position.

To apply please forward your CV to by close of business on Friday 21 August 2015.

Level 1, Unit 2
99-101 Francis Street
Northbridge, Perth WA 6003

Paralegal at Watts Legal Consultants

Applications Close /   Uploaded16 August 2015

Watts Legal Consultants is a law firm practising in retail property and commercial law. We are currently seeking a final year student or recent graduate to assist in an occasional paralegal/ general office capacity.

If this opportunity is of interest, please email your cover letter, CV and most recent academic transcript to:

Associate to District Court Judge

Applications Close 21 August 2015 /   Uploaded18 August 2015

Looking for a 2016 grad job?
A judge of the WA District Court is looking for an associate.
Closing Date: 5.00pm THIS FRIDAY 21 August 2015

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Casual Paralegal Position with Norton Rose Fulbright

Applications Close /   Uploaded18 August 2015

Employer: Norton Rose Fulbright Australia

Position title: Casual Paralegal


Norton Rose Fulbright is a global legal practice. We provide the world’s pre-eminent corporations and financial institutions with a full business law service. We have more than 3800 lawyers based in over 50 cities across Europe, the United States, Canada, Latin America, Asia, Australia, Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia.

Recognised for our industry focus, we are strong across all the key industry sectors: financial institutions; energy; infrastructure, mining and commodities; transport; technology and innovation; and life sciences and healthcare. Knowing how our clients’ businesses work and understanding what drives their industries is fundamental to us.

Our Litigation practice group is recognised as one of the leading teams in Perth. We are looking for a law student to work on a casual basis in our Perth office. You must be available to start immediately and be available at least 3 days per week (which can be structured around your university timetable).

The key responsibilities and requirements for this role are as follows:

You will assist in the review and coding of documents relating to large scale litigation matters, and undertake other ad hoc requirements from the Litigation team.


  • We are seeking a law student in the first year of their Juris Doctor or students undertaking their undergraduate degree with an assured pathway to law
  • A strong work ethic and excellent attention to detail
  • The ability to manage files and undertake legal administration
  • The ability to work autonomously under pressure and to tight deadlines
  • A strong interest in litigation and aspiring to a career in the law

The successful candidate will be energetic, driven and focussed with excellent academic achievements. To apply, please email your CV, recent academic transcript and covering letter to Annabel Anderson-Nicholls, Human Resources Manager atannabel.anderson-nicholls@

We are proud that Norton Rose Fulbright in Australia has been recognised as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA).

We have offices in the world’s most important business, financial and regulatory centres and are active in strategically important growth markets. Our offices are located in Abu Dhabi, Almaty, Amsterdam, Athens, Austin, Bahrain, Bangkok, Beijing, Bogotá, Brisbane, Brussels, Calgary, Canberra, Cape Town, Caracas, Casablanca, Dallas, Dar es Salaam, Denver, Dubai, Durban, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Hong Kong, Houston, Jakarta (in association with Norton Rose Fulbright Australia), Johannesburg, London, Los Angeles, Melbourne, Milan, Minneapolis, Montréal, Moscow, Munich, New York, Ottawa, Paris, Perth, Piraeus, Pittsburgh-Southpointe, Prague, Québec, Riyadh (in association with Mohammed Al-Ghamdi Law Firm), Rome, San Antonio, Shanghai, Singapore, St Louis, Sydney, Tokyo, Toronto, Warsaw and Washington DC.

Application Procedures
Please email your CV, recent academic transcript and covering letter to Annabel Anderson-Nicholls, Human Resources Manager –